BOOKS

After Isabella

Rosie Fiore

RRP: £7.99

6 April 2017

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760292423

RRP: £3.99

1 January 2017

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781925575217

‘Both heartwarming and sad, it’s an insightful, thought-provoking glimpse into female friendships, love and loyalty.’ Julie Cohen
‘After Isabella is a beautiful, absorbing novel that deals with the issues at the very heart of what it means to be a woman.’ Tracy Buchanan
‘I was lost in this powerful, poignant tale.’ Amanda Prowse

When Esther’s childhood best friend Isabella dies of cancer, she is devastated. Years later, she is brought together with Isabella’s sister Sally, who cared for Isabella in her last days, and who subsequently nursed their mother through years of dementia.

English professor Esther sees shy, innocent Sally emerge from a life of isolation and loneliness. But as Esther herself suffers blow after blow, and sees her carefully ordered life collapse around her, she is forced to contemplate the notion of friendship and trust. Do the ones we hold dearest always have our best interests at heart?

REVIEWS

In After Isabella, Fiore has created a compelling and provocative read, nicely paced and thoroughly absorbing. At times, both heart-warming and poignant, it's impossible not to feel a sense of loss on turning the final page.
Irish Independent

A beautiful, heartfelt novel that swept me up and held me tight until the end. I was lost in this powerful, poignant tale.Amanda Prowse

A heartfelt novel about how messy life is, and how relationships and families change over time. Both heartwarming and sad, it's an insightful, thought-provoking glimpse into female friendships, love and loyalty.Julie Cohen

After Isabella is a beautiful, absorbing novel that deals with the issues at the very heart of what it means to be a woman. I was drawn in from the very first page and loved the way Rosie handled both the harsh realities, and the beauty, of the friendships and family relationships that define us. I can't wait to read more from her!Tracy Buchanan

Heartwarming and beautifully written, it's a story of crossroads and choices, friendship and family.
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Touching and funny - an emotional roller-coaster of a read.
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